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Living Water & Melty Pavement

A few years ago, I was on a mission trip near Chicago. In this particular ministry, we bike anywhere from 15-80 miles from church to church to perform a worship program for our host congregations. The idea is that you bike with one other person throughout the day and really get to know them and…

Love Our Schools

Shortly after she arrived as the new Principal at Marsh I reached out to Ms. Martha Bujanda and asked her how Holy Cross (and the neighborhood association around Marsh) could support her in this new role.  Without hesitation she expressed a desire to make sure the teachers and staff at Marsh felt valued and appreciated….

Honk if you love Jesus….

Do you remember the old “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper stickers?  I never understood how a bunch of people honking their car horns at each other was supposed to share Jesus’ love.  I’m pretty sure most of the honking I hear daily on the streets of Dallas is intended to convey something very different…

Nurturing and Growing What is Entrusted to Us

As a congregation, we will soon embark on an effort to “re-steward” the resources entrusted to us. I’m not even sure if “re-steward” is a word, but it is a concept—returning to the proper care of what God has given to us for the sake of Jesus and his mission. Our theme verse is Galatians…

Wilderness Survival Kits

Jesus is baptized and hears before men a huge proclamation from the Father about who he is, and it is an amazing event for sure! With urgency in the storytelling, he is then drawn out into the wilderness to be tempted. Without any other people. For forty days. I can’t think of a greater example…

Our God Who Restores

The day after Christmas is usually a relaxing day for most people.  After a day of exchanging gifts, eating food and enjoying family most people just like to chill.  However, for many living about 30 miles east of Holy Cross in parts of the communities of Rowlett, Mesquite and Garland, December 26, 2015 was anything…

Who are you?

My 3 year old is going through a rather annoying phase. He refuses to be referred to by anything other than his first name… “Let’s go, Buddy.” “I’m not Buddy, I’m Griffin!” “Are you hungry?” “I’m not hungry, I’m Griffin!” “You are really tall for your age.” “I’m not ‘tall for my age’, I’m Griffin!”…

Focus on Partnerships with Our Community Schools

One of the most important and rewarding things I get to do as Pastor of Outreach is work with our local schools. As a member of the Glenn Meadows HOA Board I also get to represent the neighborhood in which I live in a similar capacity. I recently wrote the following article for our quarterly…

For Having Plans and Really Good Wine

Hello Holy Cross Family! I want to take a moment to extend a sincere thank you. Thank you for being so welcoming, thank you for introducing yourselves, and thank you for showing me all that you know and love about your church. It has been a wonderful first month serving you, and I’m so excited…

A New Thing

18 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.19 For I am about to do something new!” –Isaiah 43 (NLT) Newness. A new job or a new car or a new year. Acquiring something new or doing something new or celebrating something new is exciting and fun. A fresh experience or…